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dedicated to cross-cultural education with a global perspective www.UIBS.org

ADMISSIONS CATALOG POSTGRADUATE/DOCTOR/DBA

Europe: Amsterdam | Antwerp | Barcelona | Brussels | Geneva | Lausanne | Madrid | Milan | Zurich Global: Tokyo


CONTENTS Introduction .............................................................................................................................................................................3 Mission Statement ...................................................................................................................................................................5 Accreditation............................................................................................................................................................................6 Postgraduate Programs ...........................................................................................................................................................7 Program overview .......................................................................................................................................................... 7 Program details .............................................................................................................................................................. 8 Program requirements ................................................................................................................................................. 10 Career perspectives...................................................................................................................................................... 11 Teaching methods ........................................................................................................................................................ 11 Alternative studies ....................................................................................................................................................... 11 Student profile ............................................................................................................................................................. 12 Postgraduate Courses ........................................................................................................................................................... 13 DBA-specific Courses .................................................................................................................................................... 14 PhD-specific Courses .................................................................................................................................................... 14 Courses in Higher Education ........................................................................................................................................ 14 Admission.............................................................................................................................................................................. 15 Step-by-step guide............................................................................................................................................................ 15 Required application documents ................................................................................................................................. 16 Submitting your application ......................................................................................................................................... 16 Language criteria .......................................................................................................................................................... 17 Exchange students ....................................................................................................................................................... 17 Transfer students ......................................................................................................................................................... 17 Making payments ......................................................................................................................................................... 17 Student visa guidelines ..................................................................................................................................................... 18 Student visas for Belgium, Italy, Spain and Switzerland .............................................................................................. 18 Student visas for the Netherlands or Japan ................................................................................................................. 19 Student Services.................................................................................................................................................................... 20 Finding accommodation ............................................................................................................................................... 20 Academic guidance and student counseling ................................................................................................................ 20 Career preparation and job placement ........................................................................................................................ 20 Working paperless in the digital age ............................................................................................................................ 20 Contact .................................................................................................................................................................................. 21 Notes ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 22 Disclaimer ............................................................................................................................................................................. 23

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INTRODUCTION The United International Business Schools organization (UIBS) is an independent and accredited private higher education institution with campuses in Europe and Asia. UIBS offers flexible business and management studies at the Undergraduate, Graduate and Postgraduate level. Our flexible study programs are based on the American model of higher education, allowing students to choose their courses based on program requirements, previous studies, current interests and future ambitions. Students can choose between multiple starting dates in the fall, winter, spring and summer of each academic year. Our modular course design and program structure allows for optimal further education planning. Students can transfer between campuses on a quarterly basis with guaranteed program compatibility. Our quarter-based academic calendar allows for a continuous study abroad experience across Europe and Asia. Our truly global community of students, faculty and staff is made up of 85+ different nationalities from around the world, with students showing great appreciation for cultural diversity and entrepreneurial initiative. Academically qualified and professionally experienced professors link theory and practice by bringing contemporary case studies into the classroom, preparing students to become the global leaders of the future. Small class sizes of up to 30 students allow professors to use interactive teaching methods, thereby increasing group interaction, improving group dynamics and building long-lasting connections among students.

"the inspiring excellence of a private college, the stimulating advantage of a small-scale environment"

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MISSION STATEMENT The United International Business Schools organization aspires to be acknowledged as a private and independent business school of first choice for the quality of its undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate programs and courses. We strive to provide students the inspiring excellence of a private college, combined with the stimulating advantage of a small-scale, cross-cultural and English-speaking environment. Our study programs and teaching methods are in line with international standards in higher education and are undergoing a continuous process of self-evaluation and self-improvement by means of internal and external quality validation in order to guarantee minimum quality standards. Among our faculty and staff we emphasize qualities such as innovation, flexibility and a continuous sense of advancement. Our organization, being internationally commended for its academic contributions to professional business and management education, serves a highly unique and culturally diverse student body and endorses both academic advancement and personal growth among its students. Besides accomplishing our mission through academic excellence, ingenious extra-curricular activities and distinguishing cultural alliances, we are dedicated to the following educational resolutions:        

To offer highly-competitive career-oriented academic study programs at the undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels in full-time and part-time formats; To offer a range of flexible non-degree programs to meet the needs of individual students, companies and organizations in the framework of lifelong learning; To uphold excellent quality standards in our academic curricula, pragmatic teaching methods and personalized student services; To welcome qualified students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds, nationalities and religions; To equip students with well-developed analytical, conceptual, quantitative and interpersonal skills; To provide an opportunity to develop specific skills in accordance with one’s interests and talents; To develop among students an understanding of cross-cultural management, global leadership and business ethics; To increase students’ competence in global thinking by offering a dynamic and truly international study environment.

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ACCREDITATION The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree programs at the Amsterdam, Antwerp, Barcelona, Brussels, Madrid, Lausanne, Tokyo and Zurich campuses are accredited by the European Council for Business Education (ECBE), a registered affiliate of the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA). The Antwerp, Barcelona, Brussels and Zurich campuses are a candidate for accreditation with the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), an organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) in the United States of America. The Lausanne and Zurich campuses are certified by EduQua, the Swiss quality label for further education.

The Antwerp and Brussels campuses are certified by Qfor, a European quality label for training institutions. The Antwerp and Brussels campuses are registered with the “Agentschap Innoveren en Ondernemen” department from the Flemish Ministry of Economic Affairs as an education provider in the “KMO-portefeuille” subsidy program. (registration number DV.O104194)

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POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMS PROGRAM OVERVIEW Our postgraduate programs, each with different program requirements, are based on and are fully compatible with the established European and American educational systems. The European guidelines for higher education are outlined in the Bologna agreements. Once a minimum number of credits has been earned, a request for graduation can be submitted. Postgraduate programs are advanced academic programs for college and university graduates, as well as for working professionals wishing to pursue a progressive career in the field of business and management. The school’s truly global community provides ample opportunities for students to pursue academic topics of interest and research with an emphasis on globalization, international business and higher education. Not all programs are offered at all campuses. Refer to the program schedule for further details. DBA - Doctor of Business Administration (60 credits) PhD - Doctor of Philosophy in Management (60 credits) Postgraduate Certificate in Business Studies (15 credits) Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (15 credits) Customized Program o Credits earned with one or more modular courses can be counted towards a certificate or degree.

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PROGRAM DETAILS Language All courses are taught entirely in English at all campuses. Duration Depending on the number of credits attempted per quarter, the course selection and the course planning, students may, for example, earn a Doctoral degree in 2 academic years of 9 months, for a total of 6 quarters of 10 credits each. Postgraduate Certificates can be earned in 1 academic year of 9 months, for a total of 3 quarters of 5 credits each, or, in case of a Postgraduate Certificate in Business Studies, in 3 to 36 months, again depending on the number of credits attempted per quarter, the course selection and the course planning. Postgraduate programs are available in a part-time format only. Part-time studies are available only for students with a national passport or residence permit, and for students who, upon invitation, have the ability to attend seminar courses. Schedules Courses are scheduled across main and satellite campuses from Monday to Saturday between 8:30 and 18:30, typically in sessions of 3 hours each and in an intensive seminar format with visiting professors, providing students the flexibility to combine work and studies, and fostering inter-campus exchanges and global networking. Refer to the course planning for further details on the availability of seminar courses. Additional courses may be available online; additional academic policies and conditions will apply. Credits Courses are assigned a number of credits, indicating the estimated workload. Each credit equals up to 30 learning hours, including contact hours, exam hours, self-study hours and group-study hours. Contact hours vary depending on total student enrollments per course. The workload of a typical part-time postgraduate student amounts to up to 10 credits per quarter and to 300 learning hours. Program Doctor Postgraduate Certificate

European Credits (ECTS) 60 15

American quarter credits 60 15

American semester credits 40 10

Courses Postgraduate courses are divided into program-specific courses. Electives can be chosen from any of the scheduled courses offered at the postgraduate level. Program-specific courses are scheduled based on enrollments and may not be available at all campuses. Refer to the program schedule for further details. Refer to the course overview for the list of available courses. Students are recommended to complete courses and earn credits at the highest level possible. Program requirements Switching to another program once the studies have started is possible as long as the program requirements are met by the end of the studies. Therefore, the decision to switch should be made as early as possible to avoid not meeting the program requirements within the intended program duration. Grading system Students are assessed on a combination of attendance, participation, individual assignments, group assignments and exams. Assignments may include reading materials, term papers, reports, presentations, and others. The combination of these assessments provides students with an equal opportunity to demonstrate their skills and knowledge. The minimum 8


passing grade is D (60%). In case of an FX grade, students have the option to request a second exam in order to obtain the minimum passing grade of 60%. The Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated on a 4.0 scale. Percentage 90 to 99 80 to 89 70 to 79 60 to 69 50 to 59 0 to 49 Percentage 90 85 80 Dissertation

Grade A B C D FX F

Definition Excellent Good Average Poor Unsatisfactory Fail

GPA 3.6 3.4 3.2

Academic honors Summa Cum Laude Magna Cum Laude Cum Laude

The comprehensive dissertation work consists of a dissertation proposal and the actual dissertation. Proposals for its title and contents are submitted by the student and are approved by our academic council, the Global Council for Management Education (GCME). Dissertation work can be directly related to the student’s professional activities. Faculty All courses are taught by academically qualified faculty members who have earned a doctoral degree in their field of expertise and also draw from extensive professional experience. Faculty members teaching in the postgraduate courses specific to higher education also hold an adult teaching certificate. Diploma Upon successful completion of the study program students receive an international private postgraduate certificate or degree awarded by the school’s headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, based on the recommendation of the faculty of the local campuses where credits were earned. Our study programs are based on and are fully compatible with the established European and American educational systems. Admission Because of the program’s flexible structure and modular design, multiple starting dates are available in October, November, January, February, April and May. Refer to the academic calendar for the exact starting dates. Postgraduate programs are offered at main and satellite campuses only. Refer to the admission section for details on how to apply. When applying, please adhere to the application procedures and guidelines. Admission requirements  

proficiency in the English language (refer to the admission section for further details) business-related Master degree (or equivalent) o No distinction is made between academic or professional Master degrees. o Degrees with 60 European credits or 40 American semester credits are considered equivalent. o Students who do not hold a business-related Master degree or equivalent will be required to complete an inbound assessment test prior to starting the postgraduate program, and, depending on the results, earn an additional number of credits in courses from the graduate program. e.g. Students who wish to earn a Doctoral degree and who do not hold a business-related Master degree or equivalent will need to earn up to 60 + 60 credits. 9


PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS DBA - Doctor of Business Administration Total 60 credits Graduate Courses 60 credits Courses (DBA/PhD) 45 credits / 9 courses Dissertation 15 credits PhD - Doctor of Philosophy in Management Total 60 credits Graduate Courses 60 credits Courses (PhD) 15 credits / 3 courses Courses (DBA) 15 credits / 3 courses Courses (Higher Education) 15 credits / 3 courses Dissertation 15 credits Postgraduate Certificate in Business Studies Total 15 credits Graduate Courses 60 credits Electives 15 credits / 3 courses Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education Total 15 credits Graduate Courses 60 credits Courses (Higher Education) 15 credits / 3 courses

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CAREER PERSPECTIVES Our study programs and courses are career-oriented in nature and provide students with a high level of flexibility throughout their postgraduate studies. Focusing on a broad range of specialized subject matters, students are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to be successful in today’s global economy, and are prepared for a wide variety of professional development and career opportunities. Postgraduate programs are an excellent choice for college and university graduates with several years of relevant work experience who would like to see their employability in today's job market increase by engaging in rigorous and academically challenging undergraduate, graduate or postgraduate studies to obtain a relevant academic qualification in the field of business and management. Upon graduation, students mainly advance their careers with entry to upper-level management positions in national and multinational companies and organizations in various economic sectors. Others decide to launch a new business venture or join an existing family business. Students can also choose to continue their studies without interruption in almost any of our other graduate and postgraduate programs to further enhance their career prospects.

TEACHING METHODS Our learning environment is centered around the guided learning methodology, placing more emphasis on individual learning and group study sessions, and less emphasis on a lecture-based methodology. The guided learning methodology results in fewer lectures but more group study sessions. During these sessions, students are expected to explore and review course content as well as work on group projects and case studies assigned by the professor. The course content, group projects and case studies will then be discussed during the next class session. Our approach to guided learning is based on Kolb’s learning cycle, which combines concrete experience, reflective observation, abstract conceptualization and active experimentation. This approach leads to a reflective learning process whereby each individual student can study in the most suitable way, focusing on theoretical concepts and their practical implementation. The guided learning methodology is an exciting opportunity for both students and professors to create a flexible, challenging, motivational and stimulating learning environment - one that will equip and develop students with the necessary skills and knowledge to perform in teams and be successful in today’s organizational culture.

ALTERNATIVE STUDIES Learn more about our sister institution, the European College for Liberal Studies (ECLS), offering flexible liberal and global studies at the Postgraduate/Doctor/PhD level with various specializations.

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STUDENT PROFILE

31 or more

55%

from 26 to 30 from 21 to 25

100%

100%

holds a Bachelor

holds a Master

35%

10%

executive seminars

executive seminars

WORK EXPERIENCE 100% executive seminars

0%

20% 40% 60% 80% 100%

none

1 to 3 years

4 to 10 years

11 or more years

0%

full-time studies

part-time studies

executive seminars

57,5%

25,0%

25,0% 12,5% 7,5%

Europe (EU)

7,5%

15,0%

15,0%

5,0%

5,0%

5,0%

7,5%

Middle East

Africa

Asia + Australia

Europe (non- North America South America EU) campuses in Europe

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campus in Tokyo


POSTGRADUATE COURSES While all efforts have been made to ensure that the list of courses is complete and accurate at the time of printing, we do reserve the right to make changes to the list as well as to the course planning without prior notice. All courses are subject to availability and are scheduled based on actual student enrollments and professor availability. All Postgraduate courses are scheduled alternating between main and satellite campuses. For all campuses, some courses may be scheduled virtually only. Course planning All graduate courses are planned either during the fall, winter, spring or summer quarter of each academic year, either during weekdays, evenings, weekends, or on a seminar basis. All campuses follow a strict course planning. The summer quarter is not available at extension campuses. Deviations from the course planning typically only occur in relation to professor availability and to specific program requirements from students. We reserve the right to make change to the course planning without prior notice. Course scheduling Most courses related to the BUS, MAN, MAR, FIN, HUM and OPE teaching areas are scheduled each academic year across the fall, winter, spring and summer quarters. The scheduling of additional courses in these and other teaching areas is based entirely on applications received for certain specializations as well as on the total number of students enrolled, and will thus vary from campus to campus. Refer to the Program Schedule for an overview of specializations available at each campus. Students may still apply for certain specializations not available at certain campuses, but the actual scheduling of courses cannot be guaranteed in such case. Those courses may however be attended in a virtual format, a seminar format at other campuses, or in an online format, depending on availability.

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DBA-SPECIFIC COURSES Level 700 ACA7001 - Applied Research Techniques (5) BUS7001 - Corporate Social Responsibility (5) BUS7002 - Global Business Development (5) BUS7102 - Advanced Cases in Global Business (5) COM7002 - Corporate Communication Strategies (5) ECO7001 - Advanced International Economics (5) HUM7001 - Advanced Organizational Behavior (5) HUM7003 - Global Leadership Styles (5) INF7001 - Management Information Systems (5) MAN7001 - Strategic Decision-making (5) QUA7001 - Quantitative Research Methods (5) Level 800 INT8801 - Postgraduate Dissertation Proposal (5) INT8802 - Postgraduate Dissertation (10)

PHD-SPECIFIC COURSES Level 700 ACA7001 - Applied Research Techniques (5) CUL7001 - Applied Cultural Theories (5) HUM7002 - Advanced Psychology (5) MAN7105 - Advanced Cases in Global Management (5) QUA7001 - Quantitative Research Methods (5) SOC7001 - Advanced Sociology (5) Level 800 INT8801 - Postgraduate Dissertation Proposal (5) INT8802 - Postgraduate Dissertation (10)

COURSES IN HIGHER EDUCATION Level 700 ACA7002 - Global Perspectives on Teaching and Learning (5) ACA7003 - Higher Education Course Design and Preparation (5) ACA7004 - Higher Education Teaching and Evaluation (5) ACA7101 - Advanced Cases in Higher Education (5)

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ADMISSION STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE The Admissions Department welcomes qualified students of all backgrounds, nationalities and religions and does not discriminate during the admission process. Applications are accepted from students around the world, aiming to create a highly culturally diverse student body. Although there is no specific deadline to apply as applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, we advise students to apply no later than approximately 1 month before the intended starting date to allow sufficient time to plan your stay abroad. However, late applications are still accepted. Students who require a student visa are strongly advised to apply no later than approximately 3 months prior to the intended starting date to avoid any delays with the student visa application. In case the student visa is delayed, students can postpone their studies until the next available starting date. Undergraduate students may start in Term A of every quarter, as well as in Term B of the summer quarter. Graduate students may start in Term A as well as in Term B of every quarter. Refer to the academic calendar for the exact starting dates. Students with a national (EU, EEA, CH, JP where applicable) passport or residence permit

Students without a national (EU, EEA, CH) passport or residence permit who wish to study in Belgium, Italy, Spain or Switzerland

Students without a national (EU, EEA, CH) passport or residence permit who wish to study in the Netherlands

Students without a national passport or residence permit who wish to study in Japan

Step 1

Send all required application documents to the Admissions Department.

Send all required application documents to the Admissions Department.

Determine the possibilities to travel to and stay in the Netherlands without a student visa. *

Determine the possibilities to travel to and stay in Japan without a student visa. *

Step 2

After review and approval, you will receive your official acceptance documents.

After review and approval, you will receive your conditional acceptance documents.

Send all required application documents to the Admissions Department.

Send all required application documents to the Admissions Department.

Step 3

Pay the requested program fees to confirm your acceptance.

Pay the requested program fees to confirm your acceptance.

After review and approval, you will receive your official acceptance documents.

After review and approval, you will receive your official acceptance documents.

Step 4

Start your studies.

After confirmation, you will receive your official acceptance documents needed to apply for a student visa.

Pay the requested program fees to confirm your acceptance.

Pay the requested program fees to confirm your acceptance.

Step 5

Comply with the student visa guidelines and apply for a student visa with the Belgian, Spanish or Swiss Embassy or Consulate closest to you.

Start your studies.

Start your studies.

Step 6

Start your studies.

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REQUIRED APPLICATION DOCUMENTS     

Application form Application fee of EUR 200 or CHF 400 or JPY 40.000, non-refundable Curriculum Vitae stating your full academic background and professional experience Copy of your valid passport, identity card and/or residence permit Copy of all relevant degrees, diplomas, certificates and transcripts earned to date (English translation required except when issued in Dutch, French, German, Italian or Spanish)  Letter of motivation stating your career objectives and program expectations  Certificate of good conduct from your local city hall or police station (required only for EU citizens resident in an EU country)  2 letters of recommendation from academic and/or professional sources (not required for transfer students)  2 passport-size photographs

SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION Application documents can be submitted together or separately by registered mail to the address listed below, or online through our website. As soon as we have received your complete application, you should hear from our Admissions Department within two weeks. You may be requested to submit additional documents before receiving your final acceptance letter. United International Business Schools Admissions Department International Education Center Brandschenkestrasse 38 8002 Zurich, Switzerland Proof of proficiency in the English language      

English as a native language English as the language of instruction during previous studies Advanced English language courses during previous studies Advanced English language school certificate English test scores such as IELTS, TOEFL or other (see table below) Personal interview

Remarks   

Students applying for a customized program do not need to submit letters of recommendation. Students applying for graduate programs do not need to submit test scores from standardized tests such as GMAT and GRE. However, students may submit test scores as one of the two required letters of recommendation. There is no minimum GPA required to be admitted into our study programs. Based on your previous academic performance we may however suggest completing fewer credits or courses per quarter to optimize the duration of your studies, and to improve the success rate for each course you attempt. We reserve the right to subject students to a written English evaluation prior to entering the study program. In case of average test scores, students are allowed to enter the study program, but are recommended to complete the Advanced English course offered by the school on a quarterly basis. In case of inadequate test scores, students may be required to undergo intensive language lessons prior to entering the regular study programs. Intensive private language lessons can be organized by the school or can be completed with an external language school. Students are highly recommended to apply for health insurance for the duration of their stay abroad. Nonresident students may need to provide a health insurance coverage certificate when applying for a student visa. 16


LANGUAGE CRITERIA TOEFL IBT

TOEFL CBT

TOEFL PBT

IELTS

CEFRL

English Test

English lessons optional

79 or higher

213 or higher

550 or higher

6.0 or higher

C1 or higher

80% or higher

English lessons recommended

65 to 78

183 to 210

513 to 547

5.5

B2

60% to 79%

English lessons mandatory

64 or lower

180 or lower

510 or lower

5.0 or lower

B1 or lower

59% or lower

EXCHANGE STUDENTS Exchange students do not need to submit letters of recommendation and copies of all relevant degrees, diplomas, certificates and transcripts earned to date. Exchange students need to submit a certificate of enrolment from their current school, college or university along with the list of courses they intend to take during their exchange / study abroad program. Please contact your local exchange or study abroad program coordinator for more information about studying abroad. Program fees for exchange students are reduced by 50%. While we do not participate in the European Erasmus program, we do welcome exchange students from other higher education institutions who wish to enroll for one or more quarters and transfer the credits earned back to their home institution. Refer to the course planning for further details on available courses.

TRANSFER STUDENTS Students from other higher education institutions can request to evaluate credits earned at their previous schools, colleges or universities to transfer into one of our programs. Transfer students do not need to submit letters of recommendation. Transfer students do need to submit transcripts from their previous schools, colleges or universities so that credits and courses may be evaluated for transfer. Courses completed and credits earned at other higher education institutions can be evaluated for transfer into our program. For undergraduate programs, the transfer limit is set at 120 credits or 2/3 of the required credits, and for graduate programs, the transfer limit is set at 20 credits or 1/3 of the required credits, whichever criteria you meet first. Even complete certificate, diploma or degree programs may be eligible for transfer.

MAKING PAYMENTS All fees must be paid directly to the school by bank transfer and upon invitation from our Admissions Department, Accounting Department, Bursar or Registrar only. Refer to the invitation or application form for bank account details. Application fees can be paid also by credit card using PayPal. Refer to the website for PayPal details. Cash payments and checks are not accepted. Please mention your name on the bank transfer when making payments. Program fees are due on a quarterly basis always before the start of each new quarter. All other fees are due payable immediately. The application fee payment is required to complete your application. Applications without a confirmed application fee are not considered. Please include a payment receipt with your application documents.

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Student visa guidelines STUDENT VISAS FOR BELGIUM, ITALY, SPAIN AND SWITZERLAND Students without a national (EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland) passport or residence permit who wish to study in Belgium, Italy, Spain or Switzerland are required to apply for a student visa and can be enrolled for a full-time study program only. Undergraduate students are considered as full-time when attempting 15 or more credits per quarter. Graduate students are considered as full-time when attempting 7 or more courses per quarter. Citizens, as well as their spouses, ascending and descending, from the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, and future EU (European Union) and Schengen countries, are exempt from having to apply for a visa to stay in Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain or Switzerland. Once you receive your acceptance letter, you are required to pay a deposit of the program fees. Typically, the amount of the deposit equals 1/3 of the annual full-time fee but may also consist of the total fee for the study program for students from certain countries. Upon receipt of the deposit, the admissions department will prepare the required certificates. We advise you to start the student visa application procedure immediately after you have been accepted into the program to allow ample time for the Embassy or Consulate to process your student visa application, as it may take up to 3 months to receive your student visa. When applying for a student visa, please check with your local Belgian, Italian, Spanish or Swiss Embassy or Consulate for more information. In case your student visa application is rejected by the authorities, the original rejection letter and the student’s full bank account details will be needed as proof before a program fee refund can be considered favorably (excluding all incurred administrative, legal and banking charges). Administrative charges amount to 5% or a maximum of EUR 200 / CHF 400. Refunds are processed within approximately 1 month. Students are required to register with the local authorities upon their arrival in order to obtain a valid student residence permit. Registration details will be provided by the school upon arrival. Required student visa application documents       

Schengen Visa application form 4 passport-size photographs with a white background Passport with a validity of at least 12 months Acceptance documents / Proof of admission (provided by the school) Sponsorship documents / Proof of financial means Medical certificate / Proof of good health Medical insurance with international coverage Additional documentation and official translations in Dutch, French, German, Italian or Spanish may be required by the Embassy or Consulate.

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STUDENT VISAS FOR THE NETHERLANDS OR JAPAN Students without a national (EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland or Japan respectively) passport or residence permit who wish to study in the Netherlands or Japan are responsible for obtaining their own visa or permit. The school cannot provide assistance to apply for a student visa. For more information about the various types of visas and permits available, please contact your nearest Dutch or Japanese Embassy or Consulate. Students who wish to study in Japan may find the following of interest: Citizens of Australia, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand, South Korea, United Kingdom, who reside in their country of citizenship, as well as citizens and foreigners who reside in Hong Kong or Taiwan, are able to apply for a Japanese “working holiday visaâ€?, which allows enrollment into part-time study programs combined with work and/or holidays in Japan, or enrollment into full-time study programs when in-between jobs. Age restrictions may apply. For more information, please visit: ďƒź

http://www.mofa.go.jp/j_info/visit/w_holiday/index.html

Students who do not hold a visa or permit for the Netherlands or Japan and who cannot enter for a 90 day or longer period as a tourist, can consider starting their studies in Belgium, Italy, Spain or Switzerland instead and apply for a student visa if needed. Once students have arrived and registered their student visa with the local immigration authorities and have enrolled for a minimum period of 1 quarter in these countries, students may still consider studying abroad at another campus afterwards, including the Netherlands. In this case, students should keep in mind that renewing the student visa needs to be done in Belgium, Italy, Spain or Switzerland and that students should be enrolled again for a minimum period of 1 quarter in these countries after renewal. Students who can enter the Netherlands or Japan for a 90 day or longer temporary period as a tourist, can consider completing their studies partially or in full in the Netherlands or Japan by re-entering on a quarterly basis within the legal boundaries. Since the academic calendar is based on a quarter system with quarters lasting 10+1 weeks, or less than 90 days, this may be considered as a possibility. In this case, we strongly recommend investigating the legal limits to avoid being denied re-entry upon return for another quarter, to minimize the number of days in the country to the actual teaching and exam weeks listed in the academic calendar, and to maximize the number of days out of the country during breaks.

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STUDENT SERVICES FINDING ACCOMMODATION Accommodation is generally provided in cooperation with several student housing service agencies in the city, as well as through student housing websites. On-campus housing is not available. Depending on the location, some student housing agencies may reserve rooms only for our students. Bookings and rental agreements can be signed directly with the housing agencies or owners. An overview of service agencies and housing options is provided upon acceptance. Approximate pricing: Per month

Belgium

Italy

Netherlands

Spain

Switzerland

Japan

Room

EUR 300

EUR 350

EUR 350

EUR 350

CHF 700

JPY 70.000

Small apartment

EUR 600

EUR 750

EUR 750

EUR 750

CHF 1.400

JPY 140.000

Food and Leisure

EUR 400

EUR 400

EUR 400

EUR 400

CHF 800

JPY 80.000

ACADEMIC GUIDANCE AND STUDENT COUNSELING One of our greatest assets is our ability to work with students individually. We help them plan their academic and professional future and want them to make the most out of their experience while studying at our school. We emphasize individual counseling, personal development and cross-cultural thinking, and prepare students to critically reflect on issues, to communicate effectively, to value teamwork and to appropriately use ICT to meet a company's ever changing organizational needs. We are convinced that fostering in students a desire for economic, social and environmental responsibilities, will impact on their future development as a leader.

CAREER PREPARATION AND JOB PLACEMENT We support our students in planning their career paths by offering the possibility of meeting with business professionals interested in recruiting graduates. Our study programs are designed to meet the demands of a broad range of business professions. Students are also assisted with finding attractive internships and jobs with local as well as with multinational companies and organizations. In addition, we also review our students' CV's and provide useful tips for job interviews.

WORKING PAPERLESS IN THE DIGITAL AGE Books are generally recommended reading for all courses, except for Undergraduate Core Courses where books are required reading. All other course materials are typically provided in a digital format by the professor through the online portal. Reference books are available in the library at Main Campuses, or online through digital renting. Students may be required to purchase a copy of certain articles, case studies or other digital materials due to copyright issues. Typically those digital materials are within the USD 5-20 range and can be downloaded as a PDF. Students are advised to have a personal laptop available for the duration of their studies. Our campuses are equipped with the latest wireless technology linked to a broadband internet connection. Upon registration, students are provided with a personal e-mail address and are authorized to access the online portal. The online portal provides access not only to course materials but also to class schedules, available jobs and internships, information about events and student activities, course registration and enrolment, and various other relevant information. The Forum allows students to publish classifieds, engage in online discussions, share pictures and interesting links and stay in touch with fellow classmates or with students from other campuses. 20


CONTACT Schedule a campus visit and trial class today, or visit our website for more information!

Main Campus Antwerp International Education Center Meirbrug 1 2000 Antwerp, Belgium info@antwerp.uibs.org +32 3 2835126

Main Campus Barcelona International Education Center Rambla de Catalunya 2-4 08007 Barcelona, Spain info@barcelona.uibs.org +34 93 4522227

Main Campus Brussels International Education Center Rue Guimard 7 1040 Brussels, Belgium info@brussels.uibs.org +32 2 2037780

Main Campus Madrid International Education Center Calle de Goya 6 28001 Madrid, Spain info@madrid.uibs.org +34 91 3776796

Main Campus Zurich International Education Center Brandschenkestrasse 38 8002 Zurich, Switzerland info@zurich.uibs.org +41 44 2011222

Satellite Campus Tokyo Regus Business Center Park Tower 3-7-1 Nishi-Shinjuku 163-1030 Tokyo, Japan info@tokyo.uibs.asia +81 3 53263477

Extension Campus Amsterdam Spaces Business Center Herengracht 124-128 1015 BT Amsterdam, Netherlands info@amsterdam.uibs.org +31 20 5219423

Extension Campus Geneva Regus Business Center Rue du RhĂ´ne 14 1204 Geneva, Switzerland info@geneva.uibs.org +41 21 5605626

Extension Campus Lausanne Regus Business Center Voie du Chariot 3 1003 Lausanne, Switzerland info@lausanne.uibs.org +41 21 5605626

Extension Campus Milan Regus Business Center Via Santa Maria Valle 3 20123 Milan, Italy info@milan.uibs.org +39 0200681086

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